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Archive for March 21st, 2018

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 21, 2018

Undergraduates looking to secure employment upon graduation might be disappointed to discover that they lack a range of core skills high on employers’ agendas when recruiting. Some students opt for postgraduate studies to give them the edge on other interview candidates but further studies isn’t always the answer. Often employers are looking for skills that aren’t taught in college and need to be learnt and developed in the workplace.

 

 

Having the skills and knowledge demanded by the sector is no longer sufficient. Jobs are now cross-sectoral. With rapid advancements in IT and technology infiltrating all industries, new skills are demanded of employees. Although efforts have been made to develop and adapt many undergraduate programmes, many more courses do not prepare students for the requirements of the workplace.

 

 

 

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Going to College: Opportunities now to apply for apprenticeships

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 21, 2018

During Leaving Cert year there is an understandable focus on college, CAO and post-Leaving Cert courses, but not everyone wants to start their career path with the CAO. These students can often feel overlooked.

Thankfully, there has been a massive increase in the number of apprenticeship options available in recent years. These programmes allow participants to study, work and earn all at the same time.

There are many ways of gaining an apprentice role, including private companies and public bodies. Apprenticeships are now available in non-traditional areas such as accounting, finance and insurance, with a logistics apprenticeship due shortly. However, some excellent opportunities in more traditional areas are currently open for application.

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann

Over the last number of years, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann have all recruited apprentices. While Iarnród Éireann has not yet announced a 2018 competition, both Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann are currently recruiting. Educational requirements are standard and applicants will be required to present at least a Junior Cert in maths, English, Irish, science and two other subjects. Applicants must apply online by March 24.

ESB

Today is the final day to apply for places on the highly sought-after ESB apprenticeship. Applicants will be trained as electrical apprentices and the deadline for applications is 11.59 p.m. today. Applicants must hold at least a Junior Cert with Irish, English, maths, science and two other subjects. However, as competition is likely to be high, a strong Leaving Cert may be helpful. The application takes about 60 minutes to complete and will time out if left inactive for too long. Applicants will then be asked to take an online aptitude test. More information on esb.ie/careers.

Air Corps Technician

 

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EUNiCAS invite students interested in studying abroad to two information sessions scheduled to take place in April.

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 21, 2018

 

EUNiCAS invite students interested in studying abroad to two information sessions scheduled to take place in April.

  • Dutch Gateways to Employment in Dublin (12th April) and Cork (11th April)
  • OMG I’m Going To Be A Doctor or a Vet (or a Dentist) – Dublin 19th April

Who are Eunicas?

EUNiCAS (European University Central Application Support Service) was established to facilitate the growing numbers of UK and Irish students who wish to study abroad in European Universities. EUNiCAS is a college application support service to help students to access information and apply to colleges in Europe. In its development phase, EUNiCAS has been supported by Enterprise Ireland, which is part of the Department of Enterprise & Employment in Ireland.

Dutch Gateways to Employment:

Meet Dutch Applied Universities in Dublin and Cork

  • 11th April Cork – Click here to register for this event
  • 12th April Dublin  – Click here to register for this event

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Maths course for Engineering

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 21, 2018

Applicants to Engineering in Maynooth University and DIT require a H4 for matriculation and students applying to Business Analytics (DIT) require a H5. To assist students in achieving the required Maths grade both colleges offer students the chance to sit a Maths competency test before sitting the Leaving Cert. DIT also offer Maths tutorials to prepare for this test.  If students achieve the required result in the Maths test they will not be reliant upon achieving the H4/H5 Maths grade in Leaving Cert.

Tutorials and exams are free of charge so this is a great opportunity for prospective students to get ahead of themselves. If successful in the exam they will free themselves of the burden and uncertainty around the Leaving Cert Maths exam.

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Careers News

Posted by Francis O' Toole on March 21, 2018

  1. Global Warming and Disease Proliferation
  2. Guide to CAO Choices
  3. Creative Coding for Maths Makers
  4. Advanced Entry to the second or subsequent year of an undergraduate degree
  5. IT Sligo Masters in Social Work
  6. New course in Creative Writing for Digital Media
  7. DIT LIVE Q&A / LIVE CHAT
  8. Counselling And Psychotherapy Training 
  9. Europass Europe
  10. Office Administration Course
  11. College of Sciences & Health Open Day

 

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